Assynt, situated on the west coast of Scotland is home to stunning scenery and wildlife

Welcome to Assynt Field Club

Our website is your route to discovering and enjoying the amazing wildlife and wild spaces which can be found throughout the parish of Assynt. Located on the west coast of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland Assynt contains some of the most breath-taking scenery you will encounter from deep sea lochs to pristine beaches and magnificent mountains.

The variety of species which can be spotted in this unique area, whether birds, bugs, dolphins, fungi, plants or whales cannot fail to inspire both the casual and more experienced observer; if you are travelling the North Coast 500 for example, over 45 miles of which are in Assynt, stop with us a while, take time to appreciate the wider landscape and you never know what you might discover if you let our nature in.

We record and document a large number of wildlife sightings every year and each and every one helps enhance the knowledge and understanding of the nature of Assynt. You too can play a part in this by simply sending us your sightings either via the reporting form on this page or by email.

Whether you just want to browse our site, plan a visit or make use of the increasing amount of raw data which will be added over the coming months you are sure to find something of interest and we hope that you will visit us again to discover more about Assynt’s wildlife.

Upcoming Events

Visit to Handa

Saturday May 26th 2018

Annual Bird Race

Sunday May 27th 2018

Trip on Stornoway ferry to look for sea birds and cetaceans

Saturday June 16th 2018

Upper Badcall for coastal flowers

Sunday July 1st 2018

Walk to Stac Fada and talk about new research into the meteorite

Thursday August 9th 2018

Report a Sighting

Recent Sightings

House Martin

two birds nest building on Drumbeg Hotel (DAH) (25/05)

Greylag Goose

eight adult birds with 15 goslings Loch Drumbeg (DAH) (25/05)

WALRUS - NOT AN ASSYNT SIGHTING BUT -

UPDATE The Walrus was spotted yesterday, the 24th, in Wick harbour. --------------------------------------------- You may have seen in the news that the Walrus which was first reported from Orkney on 9th March was spotted on 16th May, near Kinlochbervie. If it should turn up in Assynt it would be very much appreciated if you could quickly let us know on assyntwildlife@gmail.com. We can then let those that are monitoring its condition know. We would also ask that you do not do anything which will disturb the animal and please keep dogs on a lead and well away from it, thank you. (25/05)

Slow-worm

single seen in Ardvar garden (Beccy Garvie) (24/05)

Harbour Porpoise

six off Bay of Stoer (DAH) (24/05)

Long-tailed Duck

two male birds, one in summer plumage, Bay of Stoer (DAH) (24/05)

Common Tern

three birds feeding Bay of Stoer (DAH) (24/05)

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